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About us

Narnia Day Nursery is situated near the centre of Altrincham in a comfortable large building with a secure outdoor play area, giving the children the opportunity to enjoy a vast range of outdoor activities. The nursery’s location is ideal for commuters travelling into Altrincham and Manchester, being just off the A56 and within a short distance of the Metrolink and bus station.

We care for children from 0 – 5 years in a loving homely environment, with continuity and security provided by qualified and reliable staff. All our staff are carefully chosen not only for their qualifications but also for their genuine interest and attitude towards children and childcare. The nursery manager actively encourages continued training for all staff. All staff are trained in first aid. We have been awarded Millie’s Mark in recognition of this and our robust processes and documentation to minimise risks and accidents. The nursery is a family run business – the owners (Karen & Rob Matthews) are at the nursery on a full-time basis and have owned the nursery since 2000. Karen is the manager and is a qualified primary teacher (BSc (Hons) and P.G.C.E) and an Early Years Professional (EYP) whilst Rob is the financial administrator and handy man. We have experience of working with children with additional needs. Anyone wishing to see our ‘Local Offer’ to find out more, please contact Karen Matthews – Manager/S.E.N.C.O. for more detailed information.


The nursery is open from 8am to 6pm all year round except for Bank holidays, one week in August and the Christmas period. Anyone wishing to book early starts from 7.30a.m. can do so in advance either regularly or on an ad hoc basis.

Meals are planned to provide a varied and nutritious diet according to seasonal variations. We have achieved the ‘Trafford Healthy Setting Award’ where a dietician assessed our menus fully. In consultation with parents we cater for any special dietary needs and are very aware of any allergens present in the products that we use. Meals are freshly cooked on the premises, with fresh fruit and vegetables being bought at the local market. We have an Environmental Health rating of 5. Breakfast can be provided for children who arrive before 8.45am.